New York City: Family & Holiday Programs

IFC services are generally geared for families and their children and designed to teach about the meaning of the holidays and to provide resonance with established traditions and rituals. Email to RSVP.

Upcoming Events

Jewish High Holidays for Interfaith Families

Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Yom Kippur Erev Yom Kippur (beginning of the holdiay)

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: St. Michael's Episcopal Church (225 West 99th Street, New York City)


Focusing on Yom Kippur and its opening "Kol Nidre" prayer, the service will also touch on aspects of Rosh Hashanah.

A closing Neilah service and Break Fast may be held on September 19th.



Interfaith Community (IFC) is in partnership with St. Michael's and Romemu, which serve respectively as its members' Jewish and Christian homes.


The Interfaith High Holiday service is open to all. But RSVP's are required. 

RSVP to:

Please list names of attendees (include ages of children).

Please indicate if the family is a member of IFC,St. Michael's, or Romemu.

There is no charge for members of the partner congregations. Those who are not members of one of the congregations can make a donation to IFC's work.




Blessing the Animals
Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 6pm
St. Michael's Church (Amsterdam Ave at 100th St.)
Join in blessing of the animals in celebration of  St. Francis Day celebration with St. St. Michael's Church

Interfaith families: issues in interfaith marriage and parenting

Interfaith families have become the norm in our changing religious landscape. Yet they face a wide range of issues around family life, life cycle rituals, and education of children. Join us for an interactive discussion led by leaders of three institutions – an innovative synagogue, a historic church, and an organization which represents Jewish/Christian families – which are partnering to support interfaith families:


Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman, Director of Multi-faith Initiatives, Romemu

Rev. Katharine Flexer, Rector, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Dr. Sheila Gordon, President, Interfaith Community

Date: Thursday evening, November 1st

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Location: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 225 West 99th Street, NYC​​